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Oviatt open late courtesy of Campus Quality Fee

Chelsea Cody

May 3, 2009

To better facilitate late night, last minute study sessions the Oviatt Library will be extending its regular hours of operation and remain open 24 hours during finals week. Beginning Sunday May 10 the library will be available to students between the hours of 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. For students' conven...

Movies at CSUN

Chelsea Cody

March 13, 2009

What do the new 'Star Trek' movie, 'Superbad,' 'Sky High,' 'Georgia Rule,' 'The Office,' 'CSI,' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' have in common? Each of these movies and television shows were filmed at CSUN. Beyond the daily scholastic operations on campus, there lies a world of fantasy and entertainment.' The univ...

Meaningful expression vs. mass conception

Chelsea Cody

November 18, 2008

Welcome to the cruel world of commercial radio and popular music. Here independent and alternative artists are launched, some kicking and screaming, from stylish obscurity into the consumer-driven narcissistic realm of mainstream corporate music making. Upon entering the 'mainstream' musicians and bands...

Straddling the divide: The ideal and reality of journalism

Chelsea Cody

October 22, 2008

Why don't journalism students care about journalism? This is a question that is frequently asked by teachers, professionals and students. Although it is a compelling question, it is a bit misleading. Certainly there are students whose interests in journalism are superficial and without a greater sense of ...

Oviatt receives ?topsy-turvy? opera collection

Chelsea Cody

October 6, 2008

Over the course of 18 years, David Trutt collected nearly 1,000 books, musical scores, posters, and souvenirs related to the work and lives of Gilbert and Sullivan. His unique collection began in 1988 with a widely available book by Alan Jefferson called 'The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Guide.' Nearly...

McCain and Obama Debate Around the Issue

Chelsea Cody

September 28, 2008

I do not envy Jim Lehrer.' Moderating a presidential debate is a difficult task. Attempting to get two individuals to address one another directly when they cannot even make eye contact is close to impossible.' Lehrer spoke of his intentions to encourage a direct dialogue between Senators McCain an...

TARP: To wrap up the dead body of our economy

Chelsea Cody

September 25, 2008

Allow me to present you with a passage from the proposed financial bailout bill called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, presented to Congress by the Bush Administration. 'Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may n...

Lights in the sky: the view from above

Chelsea Cody

September 23, 2008

Seat shock,' similar to sticker-shock, refers to the feeling of surprise experienced by concertgoers upon finding unexpectedly distant seating after their arrival to a music venue. Typically, this reaction occurs after purchasing a somewhat pricey ticket for a highly anticipated show. Squinting down at m...

Rabbi shares his struggle with addiction

Chelsea Cody

September 18, 2008

The role of religion and spirituality in recovering from addiction was the focus of 'Finding Spirituality the Hard Way,' a discussion hosted by the Jewish Studies Department on Tuesday. Rabbi Jay Siegel, a former addict who is now an associate rabbi at the Jewish recovery center Beit T'shuvah in Los An...

Speaker reveals the history of forgotten Jewish communities

Chelsea Cody

September 11, 2008

Professor of European history at Brown University, Dr. Omer Bartov, visited CSUN on Monday to present his study of disappearing Jewish communities in Galicia, Ukraine. Dr. Bartov, an authority on the subject of genocide, was invited by the Provost's office and the Jewish Studies Program to speak about hi...

McCain?s pick for vice-president comes as a shocker

Chelsea Cody

September 3, 2008

'It's not because John McCain doesn't care.?It's because John McCain doesn't get it.' Listening to Sen. Barack Obama speak these words as he delivered his eloquent and stirring speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention caused something inside me to give way. The scornful pessi...

Donation creates new scholarships

Chelsea Cody

September 2, 2008

A $5 million anonymous donation made to CSUN this summer is being used to create an administrative endowment meant to support the university's Northridge Scholarship Program. The gift arrived by cashier's check on June 16 from a bank in Scottsdale, Ariz. and was accompanied by a brief note explainin...

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